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JANUARY 2015 A monthly publication of the Beaver Dam Senior Center Volume 18 Issue 1 IT TAKES HALF YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOU DISCOVER LIFE IS A DOITYOURSELF PROJECT. NAPOLEON HILL TABLE OF CONTENTS 5th Saturday Pot Luck Card Party AARP Tax Program Assistance Activity Calendar Administrators Desk in the Back Office Annual Meeting BD Fire Dept. Health Safety Notes Cabin Fever Fest Food, Friends Fun Listening Session with the Mayor Messing with Mitzi New Member Orientation Open Games Saturday Park

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES SERVICES 114 E Third St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Phone 920 8874639 Fax 920 8871902 Hours MondayFriday, 730 am430 pm Email Web Site www.cityofbeaverdam.combdcas DEPARTMENT STAFF Evonne Boettge Traci Gmeinder Patti Maleck Julie Piltz George Behling Parks Department Administrator Office Administrator Customer Service Clerk Custodian Building Maintenance GENERAL INFORMATION Participation City residents age 50 over become participants

ADMINISTRATORS DESK IN THE BACK OFFICE During the last part of each year, I have an opportunity to attend two really great events the Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers Conference and the Wisconsin Park Recreation Association Conference. These two amazing opportunities give me a chance to attend workshops on a variety of topics, get reacquainted with colleagues who share my job responsibilities, and enjoy some leisure time away from the office to focus on new ideas and think outside the b

SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 500630 PM 10 Best Things About the SeniorRec Center Not in order of importance 10. BINGO 5. Movies 9. Card Games 4, Book Club 8. Pool 3. TripsTours 7. Lunch 2. Volunteer 6. Woodshop 1. FUN FRIENDS If you have never been in the SeniorRec Center, dont know what goes on here, arent old enough to participate, and cant understand why a new building is under consideration, think about coming out on a cold winters night to our reception LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by

HANDICAP PARKING We have added another handicap Several of our parking spaces have been changed for spot to the east lineup of your safety. handicap parking stalls. LOADING ZONE ONLY NO PARKING The space right outside the doorway Areas with white striping are NO on the parking lot side of the building PARKING areas, please leave those is now a loading zone only. Please do open. not park there unless you are FOLLOW PARKING SIGNS dropping off a passenger or supplies Please DO NOT come into the

5TH SATURDAY POT LUCK CARD PARTY SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 Join your hosts, Jeanne Schweisthal and Del Schultz, for this pot luck and card playing day The doors will open at 1230 pm, card playing begins at 100 pm, with the pot luck at 430 pm. Well provide the coffee and place settings, you are asked to bring a dish to pass. SATURDAY SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 25 100400 PM CRYSTAL LAKE PARK Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad, Kids and Dogs Enjoy this FREE family friendly event with fun for everyone On Saturday

SATURDAY NIGHT POLKA THANK YOU The Fundraising Committee of the Saturday Night Polka Dancea fundraiser to replenish the Senior Center Account of the Beaver Dam Senior Centerthanks all of you who helped to make our event a success. First, thank you to all who attended, for your participation, and for the dollars you spent at the Silent Auction and raffles. Second, thank you to the major sponsors of the eventBeaver Dam Community Hospital, Koepsell Funeral Home, Inc., Cornerstone Funeral Cremation

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS All Center activities will be officially cancelled for the day if the Beaver Dam School District closes. City facilities, including the Center, remain open in all conditions, unless closed by order of the Mayor. Nutrition Site closures are set at the discretion of Dodge County. Please listen to local radio stations for details. Travel Club tours normally depart as scheduled, unless the transportation provider or attraction cancels our plans. Refunds may not be available.

GENTLE YOGA MONDAYS JANUARY 5FEBRUARY 16 This form of yoga can be done using a chair seated or for support or without and allows for greater flexibility and joint mobility through breath and relaxation techniques. Poses, sequences and modifications focus on specific issues for active older adults Kyphosis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Balance, Chronic Pain, Breathing Difficulties, etc. Yoga is more than a form of exercise it is considered a holistic experience which rejuvenates th

COMING SOON TO BDHS INDOOR WALKING Heres a wonderful way to stay in shape this winter and get a free tshirt The Beaver Dam High School will be open for indoor walking starting Monday, January 5 from 500 to 830 pm, Monday through Friday. Complete details will soon be announced. Check with the office or on our website for more information after Christmas This is a collaborative program organized by ImpACT. AARP TAX PROGRAM ASSISTANCE FEBRUARY 2APRIL 9 Kay Hodgson, Volunteer Coordinator for the Be

LISTENING SESSION WITH THE MAYOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 Mayor Tom Kennedy will be at the Center on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 10001100 am, schedule permitting, to discuss ideas for the city, listen to your comments and concerns and try to address issues of importance to older adults. Youll have his total attention for an hourplease welcome him to the Center and bring your concerns and comments DODGE COUNTY SENIOR DINING MENU JANUARY 2015 Rose Newman, Site Manager Lunch is served MondayFrida

JANUARY 2015 ACTIVITY CALENDAR Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Senior Center Woodshop Hours MondayFriday, 800 amNoon Volunteers are always needed If you are interested in helping, please call Terry Appenfeldt at 8874639, ext. 108. 4 5 730 800 845 900 100 600 Coffee Conversation Cribbage Gentle Yoga Woodcarving Euchre Pepper 6 800 Pinochle 815 Arthritis Exercise 100 Bridge Sheepshead 530 Community Meal 7 800 Benefit Specialist Cribbage 830 Hooks Needles 900 Woodburning 100 Bingo 700 DJ Sheepsh

All ages are welcome to participate Thursday 1 2 Friday 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Bowling at Tower Lanes Euchre Speed Scrabble 3 Saturday 100 Open Games Saturday Senior Center Closed 8 800 815 930 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exercise Wii Bowling Pool League Sheepshead 9 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Bowling at Tower Lanes Euchre Speed Scrabble 500 Senior Center Open House 10 100 Sheepshead 15 800 815 930 1000 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exercise Wii Bowling Meet the Mayor

PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES ProgramActivity Active adults ages 50 over are welcome to attend. Cost 10 classes for 10 punch card Two cards for 1 Free Regular bowling rates apply Free Cost varies Free ProgramActivity Mens Cooking Class 330500 pm Thursdays once per month Movie Club Please check newsletter for days times. New Member Orientation 3rd Monday of Month 1000 am Open Pool Tables 730 am430 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays Pepper Mondays 600800 pm 3rd Saturday of month 100300 pm Pinoch


hopes that the planned The Watermark will also have such a program. by Bobbie Pearson Our walking tour of GVE was amazing. We saw adults working on useful projects contracted for by John Deere The November session was focused on Beaver Dams non and other companies. The buildings are beautiful and profit organizations and their contributions to the quality wellused. Everywhere we walked we met friendly adults of life in Beaver Dam. We started the day with Kristin busy at work or play. Hanson at L

WORD PICTURES 1 2 3 Creative Forecasting, Inc. January 2015 Issue Answers on page 21 4 5 7 6 10 9 11 12 8

FISHING CLUB NEWS by Craig Freeman At Novembers meeting, plans to help at Cabin Fever Fest on Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25 were discussed. With just a few members in attendance, the club decided to be there for both days. The main concern is that we have a power auger for drilling the holes for ice fishing demonstrations. We also discussed spots that were good for fishing over the summer and who is interested in ice fishing this winter. I then led a discussion using the question,

FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE NEWS by Carol Abel There has been some exciting bowling going on with many high scores. Vince Pena 235 606 4 strikes in a row Dale Sennhenn 262 602 Dave Nelson 208 547 Wayne Drews 224 538 6 strikes in a row Terry Decker 188 530 Jack White 201 511 Rip Cullen 198 525 Carol Linde 182 505 Jenice Froh picked up a 457 split. Other splits were picked up by Rip Cullen, Larry Schuster, Frank Schleisman, Dan Nelson and Terry Decker. We all enjoy bowling, no matter what our scores are

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES plaques. Old Business Friday, November 21, 2014 DanceFund Raising Event The food was great. The Don Peachy Band was great. The garden Called to order by Kay Appenfeldt at 831 am Bench was won by Annie Nielsen. Three leftover Catch us doing something good baskets will be auctioned at the Christmas Party. Mayors proclamation on Senior Center Month This was a successful event. Happy Birthday to Sandy Heiar Nancy Wise. Holiday Plans ParadeFloatChristmas Party Skit

JANUARY 1 2 7 8 9 11 13 14 14 15 18 Norine Kerecman Jane Turner Jim Slawny Carol Abel Mary Morgan Bob Koehn Irene Bell Corwin Miller Wayne Schmitz William Arn Judy Hill Marty Megale Charlie Mersch Kathy Moritz 19 20 26 30 Pat Lauth Barbara Slawny Donald Hiley Kathy Bentz Sara Neperud Gerald Wagner If you would like your name added to the birthday board list and included here, please stop by the office to fill out a green birthday card. WORD PICTURES 1. Sweet Home Alabama 2. No brainer 3. Lowca

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB DAY TRIPS 2015 DAY TRIPS Take Me Out To The Ball Game Be sure to save some time in May to enjoy a trip to the Brewers Game. The schedule and ticket sales arent available just yet, but when ready, we plan to be on the bus Fall Mystery Tour mums the word on this motorcoach adventure. Sights, sounds, scenery, some great food, what else is in store Come along and find out Holiday Fun December 6 we will enjoy a matinee at the Memories Dinner Theater in Port Washington. Be sure t

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB EXTENDED TOURS TUNICA GRACELAND MAY 1723, 2015 Cost 499 ppdbl Registration deadline January 30, 2015 Preview Party Get on a deluxe motorcoach for a fun trip Tues., January 20 south to enjoy some gaming in Tunica and a 530 pm day in Memphis to visit Graceland If value is what you are looking for, this is the trip for you. Diamond Tours provides extremely reasonable rates and an itinerary packed with places to go and things to do. THE SEVEN WONDERS OF OREGON AUGUST 1422, 2015

City of Beaver Dam Community Activities Services ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP BEAVER DAM Will it take a Miracle Bobbie Pearson, representing the Senior Center, and Jessica Jacobson, representing Apache Stainless, have started a campaign to encourage the city to invest in the new communitysenior center. Much like the Miracle on 34th Street they are encouraging the community of write letters and stand up for what they believe Through Leadership Beaver Dam, they have been learning about the community they

City of Beaver Dam Community Ac vi es Services 2015 STEERING COMMITTEE CANDIDATE PROFILES Steering Commi ee Elec on Dates January 1923, 2015 Complete applica ons can be viewed at the front office. Vote For 4 Lois Livens 4 Years CoCoordinator of Hooks and Needles, Gardening Club, Porcelain Pain ng, Cra Classes Member of the Third Street Band, a end speaker programs, work on parade float, dropin for ac vi es 7 Years Applicant 14 Years Kay Appenfeldt Mar n Megale Mary Morgan 10 Years

Vote For 4 Lois Livens To grow and strengthen par cipa on of members and our community by providing programs and ac vi es of value that inspire, inform, educate and gra fy To provide a place for seniors to relax, enjoy pleasant company and feel part of the community. Con nue to offer the wide variety of ac vi es in place and explore new avenues by which to serve the community. To have the new building and bring more people and ac vi es to the senior and youth intermingle with different events w

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